Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 19, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
BILL GROENEN photo RCMP doing fine job at Raymond Val Grbavac, Raymond town councillor, says the RCMP is giving Raymond the best possible police service. Raymond changed from municipal policing.to RCMP in May, 1972. Switch to RCMP works well for Raymond says Grbavac By DELIA WOOLF Herald News Service RAYMOND Town council- lor Val Grbavac says the RCMP, now marking its cen- tennial year, deserves a pat on the back for its services to Raymond since May, 1972. Mr. Grbavac says "people live the law are well- pleased and are more than sat- isfied and people who do not live the law have never been happy with any police system. "I am certain the members of the force posted to Raymond have gone beyond the call of duty to maintain law and order. While we are not without crime, we do not have as much trouble as we were having when the change was made over to Mr. Grbavac says. In May, 1972, the Town of Raymond changed from muni- cipal policing over to the RCMP. The RCMP was engaged on a 16 hour day with the govern- ment of Alberta assisting with 60 per cent of the costs. The Town of Raymond does not have to own a police car, keep up an office or care for prisoners when they are con- fined to a cell. The assistance grant from Alberta of 60 per cent will be cut to 40 per cent for the coming year then it will drop to 25 per cent to cover a period of five years time. The town has now gone on a 24 hour patrol duty. Councillor Grbavac says "after a year we have found the new system with the RCMP is working out very well and seems to be satisfac- tory. As far as costs go, it is to our advantage. The liltle costs which we were paying soon mount up to a good sized figure in a year's time." Andersen questions town's right to haul loam to private property CLARESHOLM Town coun- cillor Paul Andersen recently questioned town council if the town has the right to use its vehicles to haul loam into pri- vate property. He said loam had in fact been hauled by a town vehicle to property owned by Torn Kir ton. Council defeated Councillor Andersen's motion that "coun cillors or a committee of coun cil should not in the future ex- pend town funds before approv ed by council." Bellevue backs provincial park proposal for Crowsnest Pass BELLEVUE (CNP Bureau) Bellevue council will lend its support to Fred Bradley and Jim Kerr in their attempts to have a provincial park estab- lished in the Crowsnest Pass. A letter supporting the appli- cation will be drafted. Fire Chief Jack Giolo and two coun oilmen will survey empty lots and fire hazard areas. With co operation from the volunteer fire brigade, the areas will be cleaned up. It is hoped local ratepayers will take part in the cleanup. A special meeting will be held May 29 to study package I insurance on all the town's needs. It was disclosed that repair? were completed on the loca dam at a cost of about and that village roads have been prepared and are in readiness for oiling. The local sanitary depart rnent will begin its pickup o; additional collections of refuse May 22. The village has set May 29 as the date for a public hear- ing to discuss development control bylaw -285 to regulate the use and development oi land within the municipality. anybody planning to grow alfalfa this season should learn about 'Embutox'E Embutox E provides safe, effective weed control in seedling alfalfa and birdsfool tiefoil. Tor more information writs May and Baker (Canada) Ltd., 1147 17th Ave., S.W., Calgary, Alberta. Available from: VAUXHALL GROWERS SUPPLY VAUXHALL Councillor Andersen then moved that a letter "be for- warded to the attorney-gener- als department as well as the' department of municipal affairs for the purpose of obtaining a ruling as to whether or not councillors have the authority to have loam placed on private property without council's prior approval." Councillor Dan Le Grandeau moved an amendment, "when it is the opinion of the public works committee providing of loam will prevent legal action due to flooding." The amendment was carried. The motion was defeated as amended. Taber airport opens'Aug. 25 TABER (HNS) Taber's new municipal airport will be officially opened on Saturday, Aug. 25. Program arrangements are ufder the direction of a cham- ber of commerce committee headed by Mrs. Dorothy Orban. It is expected that a fly-in breakfast will be arranged. This will be followed at the noon hour by an invitational dinner at which federal and provincial government dignitar- ies will be present. The airport grading has been completed. Tenders for the soil cement base and asphaltic ce ment surfacing will be opened at the administration building Tuesday at 1 p.m. Deadline for completion of the hard surfacing is July 31. The airport, is located four miles northwest of town on the Taber Provincial Park road, one mile beyond the McLean Bridge over the Oldman River at the park. Montana band thrills audience By DELIA WOOLF Herald News Service RAYMOND first con- cert by the Northern Montana Concert Band from Havre was given at the Raymond High School. It was a morning concert. The Canadian tour Mill in- clude five concerts. The will pre- sent their program at the F.P. Walshe School, For Macleod; Forest Law, Calgary; Brooks Cranbrook taxpayers hit harder CRANBROOK (Special) The average home owner's tax bill here will jump for 1973. Tax rate was set at 83.25 mills, of which 38.30 is for gen- eral purposes, 8.09 for debt, 35.02 for schools and 1.84 for hospital. The rate in 1972 was 77.40 of which 36.78 was general pur- poses, 5.65 for debt, 33.03 for schools and 1.93 hospital. Of the six mills increase, homeowner grant increase to this year will cover about two mills, while the rest of the taxation increase will be on in- dividual property-owners. One mill of city tax in 1973 raises up 10 per cent from increased new building and assessment with total re- quirement from taxation plus million. Whole city budget is mil- lion plus, with schools account- ing for million plus. Surplus was carried over from 1972 revenue of approx- imately on a consider- ably lower budget. High School; and the W. R. Myers High School, Taber. The band was well received in Raymond by a small number of citizens and a full auditor- ium of high school students. The Northern Singers, a group of well-trained voices directed by Edward Daniel, opened the concert with a rendition of Lamb of God Chorale, arrang- ed by Christiansen. The ap- plause that greeted their first number gave confidence to the singers. They followed with an old folk melody, Lost in the Night, ar- ranged by Christiansen. The three remaining numbers were Elijah Rock, Hairstpn; Mood Indigo, arranged by Sim- eone; and the lively Cabaret ar- ranged by Wilkinson. John P. Varnum, associate professor of music and chair- man of music and art at the college, conducted the concert band in Bolero espanol, Ernesto Lecuona; Pageant Overture, Ronald Ix> Presti; Original Sute, Gordon Jacob; and March from the Second Symphony by Gustav Mahler. Judy Doxtater accompanied both the band and the chorus. An alto saxophone number, Romance, played by William Searle, delighted all. The musicians were most gra- cious with their encoures. The present tour is being sponsored by the Associated Stu- dents of Northern Montana Col- lege. Barbecue course set for May 29 PICUTRE BUTT (HNS) A barbecueing course is being of- fered here by the Oldman River northern district recreation board. The course, which is open to anyone, will begin Tuesday, May 29, at 8 p.m. The first 14 people will be ac- cepted. For registration forms and more information, contact the recreation office at 732-4774. Nick Dyck heads co-op PINCHER CREEK Upon the resignation of J. Hugh Cameron, president of the board of directors of the Pinch- er Creek Co-operative Associa- tion, Nick Dyck was named president. The executive committee in- cludes Joe Binder, Peter Mal- off, Mr. Dyck and Mr. Cameron. Highway crossing wanted TABER (HNS) The Barn well Civic Improvement Asso elation, representing parents p school children in the hamlet, is continuing its efforts to have a crosswalk established acroa. Highway 3 at the main inter section in Barnwell. The crosswalk will provide a higher degree of safety for school children living north o the highway. They cross the divided highway four times dai ly on their walks to and from school. A previous request was turn ed down by the highways de- partment on the grounds that a marked crossing would give children a false sense of safet; against traffic moving through the intersection at 40 miles pei hour. In a letter to the MD of Ta ber council, the improvemen board favored a recommends tion of the highways minister that an adult be stationed at the crossing four times daily when school traffic used the crossing. The council took no firm ac- tion on the proposal. It is ex- pected that the matter will be carried to the department for further consideration. The council also took no im- mediate action on an applica- tion from the town of Taber to purchase additional land north >f the river for possible future expansion of the land area be- ing irrigated from the sewage lagoons. Children to be tested by audiometer TABER May is hearing MM speech month in this country. Elk and Royal Purple organ- izations are committed to bring about the earliest identification of the child who is hard of hear- ing. They sponsor a mobile hear- ing and speech program. Early detection of hearing impairment is a parental res- ponsibility. Parents may con- ;act Elks or the auxiliary, the Royal Purple. Tire Taber Elks Lodge 434 has agreed to purchase a portable audiometer for use by the local health unit. Elks have made it possible .ror a district youth to have his own hearing aid. Funds for this aid were obtained through the Elks Purple Cross Fund. This Amd will grant assistance to any needy child 18 years of age or under. Coaldale Home and School meeting set for May 23 COALDALE (HNS) The Coaldale Home and School As- sociation will meet 8 p.m. Wed- nesday in the John Davidson School. A representative from the Lethbridge branch of the Al- berta Mental Health Services. child guidance clinic, will speak. A question and answer period will follow. Mrs. Carol Hanson, teacher at the John Davidson School, and pupils will present some special musical selection. This will be the final meet- ing for the season. Saturday, May 19, 1973 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 3 Opportunities For Youth Miss Roberta Rees, left, cf Bellevue, and Leak Trudeau of Blairmore are leading 'Pass students in the Opportunities For Youth program at Bellevue. It will start Tuesday. They will clean oldtimers' yards, do repair work and operate a senior citizens' drop-in centre. Theme of the project is "working together." A total of has been budgeted for the scheme. _____ _ Pension sessions set Canada Pension Plan mana- ger J. C. Bouchard wishes to jiform residents of the Taber area that R. F. Viney will be in attendance at the Taber Ad- ministration Building May 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. He will answer queries on the Canada Pension Plan, the old age security and the guaran- teed income supplement. Croivsnest Pass Bureau NEWS CIRCULATION JOB PRINTING Yemen Deceux, Resident Rep., Bloirmore Phone 562-2149 SPECIAl DISCOUNTS NOW IN EFFECT ON HERE AT TRAILER CITY 'RUNAWAY SALE1 LDS Church mission for Thompson Chinook plans Jamboretle water sports RAYMOND (HNS) Chinook District Boy Scouts will shoul- der the responsibility for water activities at the July 2 to 7 Jamobrefcte to be held at Camp Impeesa. Included in the program will be contests, canoeing and other events. Registration of troops and scouts is to be carried out at once. There are 20 canoes at camp. More may be needed as it is an- icipated some 400 Scouts will attend the event. Many Scouts and leaders will arrive at Camp Impeesa in time to be ready for the first events July 2. Don White of Lethbridge will as camp chief. SPRING COULEE (HNS) A farewell testimonial service was held recently in the Spring Coulee LDS Chapel in honor of Duncan Thompson. He is More district 011 page 9 mywftsMVWwwwwwvKwWsf Sugartoivn Square good tag? TABER (HNS) In a letter to town council, officials of the Taber Pioneer Club suggested that the recreation complex be dubbed Sugartown Square. They were critical of The Ta- ber Times' reference to the complex as Tadrec (Taber and District Recreation The Pioneers further recom- mended that each section of the complex carry the Sugartown name Sugartown arena and Sugartown auditorium. leaving soon to spend two years as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ cf Latter-day Saints in the Franco-Belgium Mission with headquarters in Brussels. The Lethbridge Herald Correspondent in Your Area ETZIKOM MRS. PIUS EHNES ENCHANT MRS. MARGARET DORCHAK FERNIE MRS. RICHARD WILLIAMS FOREMOST GEOFF TAGG............ FORT MACLEOD MRS. 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